Atos named Global Exclusive IT Partner of Panam Sports

Panam Sports and Atos announce a historic multi-year partnership.

MEXICO CITY (November 21, 2018) – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and the Pan American Sports Organization (Panam Sports), announce today a long-term partnership that establishes Atos as the Exclusive IT Provider of Panam Sports.

As the Official IT Partner, Atos will support and enhance the online presence of the Organization while also bringing its extensive expertise in Games Management Systems accrued from 17 years as the Worldwide IT Partner of the Olympic Games, as well as its 25+ years of experience managing several multisport events across the globe.

Atos has been instrumental in presenting the past five editions of the Pan American Games, allowing the company to provide tailor-made solutions and innovations to future editions of the Games, including the Lima 2019 Pan American Games next July and the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

Throughout the 17-day events, Atos will provide a number of services to enable more than 500 million fans around the world to experience the Games:

Games Management Systems (GMS) – a suite of core applications including accreditation, volunteer portal, access control, sport entries and qualifications (among others) which conforms to the athletic requirements allowing the Games to run smoothly, securely and flawlessly.

Timing, Scoring and Results Systems (TSR) – supplying live results, scores and times for every discipline during the event.

Information Diffusion Systems (IDS) – the simultaneous integration of data allowing journalists, Federations and Olympic Committees to access real-time results.

Commentators Information Systems (CIS) is at the core of this set of applications, enabling commentator access to real-time competition results and athlete background information.

Web Results, to publish results and statistics information in HTML format for general audiences.

IDF (Internet Data Feed) is a GDF (Games Data Feed) system based in Olympic standard protocol to provide a feed with results and stats information to press agencies and International Federations.

Live TV and virtual Graphics – providing an enriched and seamless viewing experience.

Neven Ilic, President of Panam Sports, states:
“Atos is a worldwide leader in the field of technology and we are delighted to establish this first and historic partnership with such a renowned and experienced company. Utilizing the innovative technology solutions Atos can provide, athletes, fans and audiences will feel more connected to the Pan American Games than ever before.”

“Atos is a global end-to-end IT solutions company and a longstanding Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Patrick Adiba, CEO Olympic Games and Major Events, Atos. “We’re pleased to bring our cutting-edge technology and wealth of Games expertise and experience to help enhance the brand value of Panam Sports and ensure the success of the Pan American Games as the continent’s largest sporting event.”

Ivar Sisniega, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of Panam Sports, said:
“We’re very happy to have Atos as our Information Technology Partner. Atos has been with us for a long time, providing world-class services to every Pan American Games since Winnipeg 1999. It gives us a great deal of confidence and trust in such an important area of the Games we know will be well-serviced. In this day and age, it’s really important to work hand-in-hand with such a highly experienced, well-known and capable company because this means our Games will have reliable and real-time results which are essential today.”

The partnership will extend through the Lima 2019 and Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, ensuring the next two editions of the Games will benefit from the world-class expertise which Atos is able to provide.